Francis Marion University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,384
2022 Average Net Price
$12,614
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.9%
3,523 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,045
66.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.2%
286 Graduates

About

Francis Marion University is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Francis Marion University were Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (64 degrees), and General Psychology (62 degrees).

In 2022, 666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Francis Marion University. 73.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (399 degrees), 2.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $10,384, which is $−13,612 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $10,384, which is $−13,612 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,614.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Francis Marion University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,384
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Francis Marion University was $10,384. The cost of tuition at Francis Marion University is $−13,612 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,614
2022 Value
5.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Francis Marion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,614. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Francis Marion University grew by 5.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,230
Room and Board
$1,245
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Francis Marion University was of $8,230 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,245. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Francis Marion University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.49% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.51%
2019 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Francis Marion University was 3.51%, which represents 39 out of the 1112 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Francis Marion University received 3,523 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.3% annual growth. Out of those 3,523 applicants, 2,921 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,045 students enrolled at Francis Marion University in 2022. 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Francis Marion University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,921
Accepted Out of 3,523

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Francis Marion University was 82.9% (2,921 admissions from 3,523 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.3%, while admissions grew by 12%..

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage (2022)
128
Scores Submitted (2022)

21% of enrolled first-time students at Francis Marion University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Francis Marion University had a total enrollment of 4,045 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 2,695 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,350. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 32.9% Black or African American, 4.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.519% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Francis Marion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (28.1%) and White Male (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.3%) and White Male (6.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Francis Marion University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,045 students. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 2,695 and the part-time enrollment is 1,350. This means that 66.6% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Francis Marion University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Francis Marion University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,145 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,330 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    177 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University is 53% White, 32.9% Black or African American, 4.38% Hispanic or Latino, 3.46% Two or More Races, 1.76% Asian, 0.519% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0247% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 79 students (1.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 310 more women than men received degrees from Francis Marion University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Francis Marion University is white (399 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Francis Marion University is Registered Nursing (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (64 degrees) and General Psychology (62 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Francis Marion University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (92 degrees awarded), Biology (64 degrees), and Education (98 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,814,446 people), Secondary school teachers (583,228 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (496,672 people), Other managers (492,241 people), and Physicians (470,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University in 2022 are Psychology (92 degrees awarded), Biology (64 degrees), Education (98 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Psychology (92 degrees awarded), Biology (64 degrees), Education (98 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,422,436 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (848,489 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (803,082 people), Legal services (406,467 people), and Computer Systems Design (329,999 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Psychology (92 degrees awarded), Biology (64 degrees), Education (98 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Social Sciences (35 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Francis Marion University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 77 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Francis Marion University was Registered Nursing with 77 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
488
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University, which is 0.365 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.65 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Francis Marion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Francis Marion University is Female and White (50.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.35% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    399 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Francis Marion University is white (399 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

1.95% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    296 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    147 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Francis Marion University is white female (296 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (147 degrees).

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Operations

Francis Marion University employs 73 Professors, 64 Assistant professors and 57 Associate professors. Most academics at Francis Marion University are Male Professor (46), Female Associate professor (36), and Female Assistant professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University are: Service, with 64 employees, Management, with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.25M - Federal
  2. $10.5M - State
  3. $121k - Local

As of 2022, Francis Marion University received $2.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.5M from state grants and contracts, and $121k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$30M
2022 Salaries
1.41%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Francis Marion University paid a median of $30M in salaries, a 1.41% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
209
Number of Employees

In 2022, Francis Marion University paid a total of $15.2M to 209 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Professor with 73 employees, Assistant professor with 64 employees, and Associate professor with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Service with 64 employees, Management with 50 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Francis Marion University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 36 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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